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How can I view title text for a web image (xkcd.com) on an Android based browser?

How can I see the title alt text for website images on an HTC Desire? I'm currently using the Dolphin HD browser but I can't see a way of getting the alt text.
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When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)?

Android 2.2 (FroYo, short for "Frozen Yogurt") was released over the Summer 2010, however not all of the devices that will get this update have received it yet. Each manufacturer and carrier needs to ...
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Can I use 2 android phones as walkie talkie? (without internet!)

I want to use 2 (or more) android phones as walkie-talkie (i.e. they talk each other without needing internet/voice call). Of course this should work with WiFi, because it doesn't make much sense a ...
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What's using my GPS?

On my Android phone (a Desire HD), the GPS indicator is currently on & flashing away. How can I find out which app is responsible for using the GPS? I have my suspicions but would like to know ...
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How do I set a custom MP3 as a ringtone for other notifications?

I have an HTC Droid Incredible running Android 2.2 FroYo and would like to use custom sounds/songs as ringtones for text message notifications, event and task reminders, Facebook and Twitter ...
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What Android sync'd data is encrypted?

With the release of the firesheep plug-in for firefox it has become trivial for website browsing on open Wi-Fi networks to be hijacked by 3rd party listeners. Android offers the convenient auto-sync ...
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Is there a way to permanently turn off Google Maps until needed?

Google maps seems to have an insane amount of Intents registered for it, as well as other ways of being started. Since this is a pretty resource hungry app (especially memory wise), I would very much ...
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How can I open an HTML file I have copied from PC to SD Card of Phone?

How can I open an HTML file I have copied from PC to SD Card of Phone? I've tried opening it with the default application which is HTML Viewer but I get a "Web page not available" system page. The ...
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WiFi high packet loss at home network

I have a mind boggling problem which I have been trying to solve for the last few weeks. I am new to Android and recently bought Huawei Ideos X5 (Android 2.2.1). I haven't found anyone else having ...
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How can I free up more space on my Android (2.2 Froyo) phone?

I have already moved all the applications that allow it to the SD card. So what I am really looking for here are some tips like clearing internet cache or something like that. (I have an HTC Desire.) ...
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Why do some of my apps show “Update” and some show “Update (manual)”?

When I go into the Market app and into my downloads list I can see that 5 of my apps have an available update. Three of the apps say "Update" in orange, and two of them say "Update (manual)" in dark ...
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Can you run Android 2.2 Froyo or 2.3 Gingerbread in a VM?

I came across a how-to guide for running Android 1.7 in a virtual machine (VirtualBox), but 1.7 is old. I haven't been able to find a Android 2.2 or 2.3 image anywhere, does anyone have any ideas on ...
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How can I set a Screen Lock Timeout?

I'd like to have to enter the PIN not immediately after pressing the standby button, but only after some time, e.g. 30 minutes. I know there is Password Delay, which is better than nothing. But it ...
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How to remove corporate settings?

My DroidX just got upgraded to 2.3.15 (android version shows 2.2) over the air. After the upgrade the phone forced me to set a pin number. The phone is not currently connected to an Exchange server, ...
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Is there any undo command when editing any field

When editing text fields, is there an UNDO command ? If you paste something in a text field by accident, the only way you can delete this, is to backspace over it ( or highlight and cut ). So I was ...
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Why does my notification bar get stuck on Galaxy S?

The notification bar on my Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo has a nasty habit of getting stuck. When this happens and I try to pull it down, the (I don't know what to call it) "dragging bar" appears, but ...
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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling bluetooth?

I have an old Motorola Droid that is no longer subscribed on any Verizon service. I still use it for things like web browsing, ebooks, and along with some wireless stereo headphones, music. I've ...
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Pattern lock screen on Froyo, what should I do if I forget the pass?

What should I do if I forget the standard pattern lock screen order/pass (the one that you need to join 4 or more points between the 3x3 matrix screen) on my android phone?
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What is safe mode?

My USC "Desire" locked up the other day. I have Android 2.2 installed. It just kept rebooting to the splash screen over and over and over again. Being an old Mac user I thought some "key command" ...
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How to protect my Google Account?

I am very concerned with security of my Google account in case I lose the phone (as in: lose it, have it stolen/robbed, etc.). Right now it seems that whoever grabs my phone will also have full access ...
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How to install the official Android 2.2 (froyo) on Samsung Galaxy S without Windows/Kies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade Firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without windows Froyo has been finally released for Samsung Galaxy S. The update seems to be only available via a ...
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Any reason not to allow automatic updating for an app?

Since Android 2.2 (Froyo), you can select "Allow automatic updating" for applications. For some reason, I haven't started using this yet. The benefit would be to save time, but are there any good ...
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Is there any sniffer aplication for Android 2.2?

Is there any network sniffer program for Android 2.2 similar to Wireshark for Windows?
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What is the minimum specification for Android 2.2 (Froyo)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum specifications for Android? Assuming that the handset and carrier both allow the OS to be upgraded, what is the minimum specification needed for ...
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How can I search for a contact by its phone number?

Is it possible to search for a contact by phone number in Froyo ? How ?
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Does Froyo fix Samsung Galaxy S I9000's GPS problem?

There have been reports that Samsung Galaxy S has problems with its GPS that render the GPS almost unusable. Does the Android 2.2 update fix that?
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Can I use the HTC Desire HD Wifi Hotspot feature to share a wireless network instead of mobile internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? I have my home router which for a variety of reasons I can not switch to WEP. However, I occasionally need to use my ...
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I installed another SMS application, now I get notified twice

I have a Google Nexus One with Android 2.2. I didn't like the default SMS-application so I installed Handcent-SMS. Now when I get an SMS, I get notified twice. How can I fix this?
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Disable ActiveSync Remote Wipe in Froyo

In short: Is there a way to disable remote wipe for Android Phones (specifically in Froyo)? Background: I recently upgraded my G1 to a G2, and was about to set up my company e-mail account. But the ...
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With headphones plugged in, set incoming call ringtone to play through speaker

I use my phone to play music at work. When I wander away from my desk, I often leave my headphones plugged in. If someone calls my phone when the headphones are plugged in, the phone rings, but only ...
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How can I prevent my screen from turning off while on a phone call?

When I'm on a call my screen turns off after X seconds. Half the time I can't get it to turn back on without pushing the on/off button, which I have set to terminate a phone call (because half the ...
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Is there a way of ordering the applications alphabetically?

Can I order the apps alphabetically or group them into folders? Or maybe there's a better way of managing with an ever increasing number of installed apps?
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Manually set a hostname for IP address (i.e. /etc/hosts equiv.?)

I am a web developer and am developing our website on my local desktop machine. I have an android phone (htc desire running android 2.2). I want to test what our web application looks like on android. ...
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Is it somehow possible to change the format of a telephone number being displayed?

On my Samsung Galaxy S phone a local telephone number is displayed in the format 999-999-999. Is it possible to change this format ? Our local numbers are normally displayed as 99-999-99-99 , ...
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Is it possible to merge contacts from different sources and upload them to GMail?

I'd like to merge contacts from different sources -- i.e., imported contacts from phone, from sim card, and from my gmail account -- and upload the ultimate contact on my gmail account. For instance, ...
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Customize date display format?

Is it possible to customize the format in which Android displays the current date? I'm interested mainly in: the date format at the top on screen when pulling down the notification menu (currently ...
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Galaxy S keeps accidentally taking screenshot

Galaxy S on 2.2 supports taking screenshots by holding the back button and tapping the home button simultaneously. However I find my phone occasionally doing it when I only tap the back or only the ...
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Play audio of flash video while screen is off?

I want to listen to the audio portion of flash on my Droid preferably with the screen off. Sites like InfoQ.com have great interviews in flash that I want to just listen to.
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How to show the battery percentage remaining in numbers?

At the moment Android 2.2 has a pretty incomprehensible icon of a battery that shows remaining strength. Is there a way to switch that to a numeric display (like is available on the iPhone)?
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Always seeing “No connection: Retry” in Android Market

I have an HTC Touch with Froyo installed that I use for app development. I haven't used it for a couple of months, and when I fired it up today I'm seeing the same error every time I launch the Market ...
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Can I remove MicroSD card with my Android phone turned on?

On my Samsung Galaxy 551 I can remove the MicroSD card without needing to remove the battery and consequently turn off my cellphone. Should I remove my SD without turning off the phone? Will I damage ...
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How do I download PDF documents from Gmail?

When I receive a PDF attachment, the Gmail app only gives the option to preview it, not download. It opens in the default PDF reader (I have Adobe's reader). How can I save the PDF instead?
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Does Android put wifi and other data networks to sleep when the display is turned off?

I was wondering if stock Android puts Wifi and other data networks to sleep when the display of the device is turned off. If not, what app can help me do the same ?
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What is SNS App?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy I551 with Android 2.2 FroYo. Sorry for my ignorance, but I have not idea what is that app (which came installed and without rooting can't be removed). And it is using 15MB ...
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How do I stop apps from installing themselves to my SD-card?

It seems that some apps default to saving to SD-card when they're first installed on Froyo rather than defaulting to internal memory, this is annoying because whenever I mount the SD Card as storage ...
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switching from unlimited data plan to pay-per-data. what to watch out?

I have been using unlimited data plan, but it is about to finish and after that I'll pay my data charge per data usage. Any particular settings should I change or anything I should take note in order ...
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Why do my Android text messages (SMS) take minutes to send?

I recently bought my first Android phone, HTC Desire Z with Android 2.2 (Froyo). I imported all my old Nokia E71 SMSs using the Athg2Sms Android app (after converting my Nokia CSV text file to ...
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Is it possible record videos of my screen?

Suppose that I would like to record some video sessions of Angry Birds on my phone. Are there any apps that I can use? I have root permissions.
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How to remote control using Droid VNC Server via USB?

I have installed Droid VNC Server on my Android phone 2.2 (CyanogenMod), but it is not clear how to control now my phone via USB. When I start the server on the phone it gives me an IP but I cannot ...
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What does the new button on the power control widget do?

There are 6 buttons on my power control widget: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, ???, Data sync, Screen brightness. What does the 4th one do? P.S. I'm using an Orange San Francisco (ZTE Blade) with the ...